Single Entry Tourist Visa Thailand is a type of Thai visa which is valid for entering Thailand once within 3 months from the date of application. The period of stay is 60 days maximum (starting from the day you enter Thailand). This type is suitable for travelers who are not eligible for Thailand visa exemption / Visa on Arrival or simply want to spend more time in Thailand than these options allow.
Single Entry Tourist Visa Thailand
Single Entry Tourist Visa Thailand normally can be applied for at Thai embassies and consulates worldwide, not depending on your nationality. However, lately most of Thai embassies require foreigners applying with them to be residents of that country and provide proof of their residence in the specific country. Luckily, these restrictions are not yet present in the neighboring countries around Thailand, so you still can apply for Thailand Single Entry Tourist Visa while touring Southeast Asia.
Single Entry Tourist Visa Thailand currently costs around 40 USD / 35 EUR or similar amount in local currency, depending on the country where Thai embassy is located.
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It usually takes two business days to apply for and receive a Single-Entry Tourist Visa but in some countries it can take much longer. For some nationalities the process is more complicated and can extend even up to 2 months. You should always check with Thai embassy in your location regarding the length of Thai visa application process and give yourself plenty of time to apply for Single Entry Tourist Visa Thailand.
Thai embassies and consulates close on public Thai holidays and the public holidays of the country they are in, so double check for holidays before planning your visit there.
Documents for Single Entry Tourist Visa Thailand
When applying for a Single Entry Tourist Visa Thailand you will usually need the following documents (list can slightly vary depending on embassy / consulate):
- Passport valid for at least six months.
- Copy of the main page of the passport.
- Duly filled-in and signed Thai Visa Application Form.
- One or two passport size (3.5 x 4.5 cm) photos.
- Visa fee (cash) or a proof of fee payment confirmed by the bank (accepted payment options depend on embassy / consulate).
- A ticket for your journey to Thailand and return / onward journey ticket for leaving Thailand within 60 days. Flights to Thailand can be booked here: Cheap Flights to Thailand.
- Proof of accommodation in Thailand (lately most of Thai embassies require hotel bookings for the entire duration of your trip. It's best to book your hotel on Booking.com or Agoda as bookings on these online platforms are usually accepted with no problem.
- A proof that you have funds of at least 20,000 THB per person and 40,000 THB per family during your stay in Thailand (usually bank statement with the equivalent amount is requested).
At the time of your arrival to Thailand, you will have to submit Thailand Arrival Card as well (currently only needed when arriving by land or by sea).
Some Thai embassies might look less strict at the requirements of tickets, accommodation and proof of funds but others take it very seriously. You might also be requested to provide extra documents in addition to the ones mentioned above, e.g. proof of your occupation, proof of your residence, etc.
Therefore, you should always check for the detailed list of required documents with the specific Thai embassy or consulate before making your Thai visa application there.
Thai Embassies / Consulates for Single Entry Tourist Visa
You can apply for Single-Entry Tourist Visa at Thai embassies or consulates worldwide, not depending on your passport. However, quite many Thai embassies now accept Thai visa applications only from the residents of the specific country (or the country in the jurisdiction of that Thai embassy).
If you are traveling around Southeast Asia, you still can apply for Thailand Single Entry Tourist Visa at the following Thai embassies and consulates:
- Royal Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (196 Preah Norodom Boulevard, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamcar Mon, Phnom Penh)
- Royal Thai Consulate-General in Savannaket, Laos (9 Road Ban Huameuang N, Kaysone Phomvihane District, Savannakhet Province, Savannakhet)
- Royal Thai Embassy in Vientiane, Laos (applying for visa at: Consular Section, Unit 15 Bourichane Road, Ban Phone Si Nuan,Muang Si Sattanak, Vientiane) - read more about getting Thailand Visa in Vientiane
- Royal Thai Consulate-General in Kota Bharu, Malaysia (4426 Jalan Pengkalan Chepa, Kota Bharu, Kelantan)
- Royal Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (206 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur)
- Royal Thai Consulate-General in Penang, Malaysia (1, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Penang)
- Royal Thai Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar (94, Pyay Road, Dagon Township Yangon) - read more about getting Thailand Visa in Yangon
The process of Thai visa application might also be different as some of Thai embassies use Thailand E-Visa official website, others have their own online systems, some accept applications via Visa processing agents, while the rest (including all Royal Thai Embassies and Consulates listed above) still accept applications in person. As it was mentioned before, you should always check for the detailed list of required documents with the specific Thai embassy or consulate before making your Thai visa application there.
Thailand E-Visa Application
Thailand E-Visa Application service giving an opportunity to apply for Thai visa online is available. E-Visa service makes application for Thailand visa at Thai embassies and consulates much easier. However, Thailand E-Visa application system is still used just by some Thai embassies worldwide.
Thailand E-Visa application service is currently available for visa application in China, United Kingdom, United States and a number of countries in Europe. Check with your local Thai embassy if they require you to apply for Single Entry Tourist Visa Thailand via Thailand E-Visa official website.
Thailand Immigration control procedure at the airport in Thailand is briefly described here: Thailand Immigration Control Procedure for Foreigners.
Your stay in Thailand can be extended once per entry. In most cases it can be extended by 30 days. For more information check: Thai Visa Extension.
Planning to visit Thailand more frequently? Multi-Entry Tourist Visa should be your choice.
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Check our Frequently Asked Questions about getting Thailand Visa at Thai Embassies and Consulates and ask your own question if it's not answered there yet.